Monday, April 7, 2008

I told you to expect some surveys ...

...and here's another dandy for ya. In light of the fact that I have NOTHING to do right now at work, I've ripped off yet another survey from the archives of someone's blog and decided to bore you with it. (Look on the bright side, all six of my readers: you will know me way better when all of this is done and will possibly have fodder for future mockery.)

Single or Taken: Married

Happy about that: Sure am! When outside forces get rough (finances, work, etc.) it's nice to know there's someone waiting at home to help you through it. Even when we're in foul moods and are being jerks to each other, it's nice to have someone to be a jerk with, and (I'm not gonna lie) sex is definitely a plus. (I apologize to my unmarried readers and anyone related to my husband.)

Siblings: one sister (whom I haven't seen in over a year ... that could be construed as a problem...)

Eye color: blue/green/gray hazel

shoe size: 8 1/2 to 10, depending on the style and shoemaker (whatever happened to the word "cobbler"? we need to bring that back.)

Height: my driver's license says 5'1", though i believe i'm technically only about 5' 1/2"

What are you wearing right now: white v-neck, camel hooded sweater, brown trousers, my sassy brown boots, and an awesome pair of brown/purple/orange argyle socks

Best place to go for a date: i'm a big fan of the barnes and noble - it has all the essential elements:
a) good coffee
b) fodder for great conversation (people watching, magazine headlines, reading bits of books to one another, talking about new cds together while sharing those GIANT headphones...)
c) a plethora of reading material to kill an appropriate amount of time before departing, if the date SUCKS.


Kind of pants: well-worn jeans (preferably from the gap - they're the only jeans that effectively hide my thunder)

Number: 17

Animal: giraffe

Drink(non alcoholic): java chip frap from starbucks

Sport: FOOTBALL AMERICAN (Go Packers!!!)

Month: October (I'm so glad my baby was born a little early so she could be an October)

Juice: I'm a big fan of the cran-apple

Favorite cartoon character: i like Cheese ... but I'm also a big fan of Daria

Given anyone a bath: my daughter, just yesterday morning.

Bungee Jumped?: heck no at all. i choose life!

Made yourself throw-up?: sadly, yes.

Gone skinny dipping?: yes.

Eaten a dog?: not as far as i know ... i do eat a lot of Chinese food though ...

Loved someone so much it made you cry? of course (who doesn't AT LEAST tear up at their wedding vows?)

Broken a bone?: collarbone, age 9(ish). let this be a lesson to you all: never play football on a sloped, rocky surface.

Played truth or dare?: who hasn't done this?

Been on a plane?: a few times

Been in a sauna?: not a bad way to lost weight, if you like frizzy hair and hate actual exercise.

Been in a hotub?: of course

Swam in the ocean?: a few times, but truth be told, i don't like going out past my knees much. i have seen these classic films one too many times and am TERRIFIED of being eaten.

Fallen asleep in school?: a few times, yeah

Ran away?: once, when i was a very small child, my mother was watching Lord of the Flies, and when it got to the part where they killed Simon, I was so afraid that I ran away. (my sister was up the street at a friend's house and i ran there because i didn't know what else to do. i was probably about six.)

Broken someone's heart?: Yes. I was technically engaged to this guy in high school, and he wasn't always the awesomest of people, so, after dating him for about two and a half years, I broke up with him .... right after he showed up at my house with flowers for no reason. He handed me this bouquet and a copy of The Princess Bride, and my response was, "We need to talk." Whereupon we went to my room, and all I could really say was, "This isn't working..." and he sat there with tears in his eyes saying nothing, so I said, "Ummm ... are you okay?" and he said, "No, Hannah. I'm pretty f***ing far from okay," and I basically proceeded to tell him I had plans to go to a girl friend's for the evening and needed him to become okay and leave so I that could I go. Then, about two weeks later, he called my house, and I talked to him for about 15 minutes before I told him I had to go get ready because I was going on a date with another guy. Ryan, if you are reading this (very doubtful), I was a jerk, and I'm sorry.

Cried when someone died?: seriously? heck! i cry when people i don't even know die!

Cried in school?: sadly yes - this is never a good move if you strive to be seen as either hardcore or remotely cool

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call?: not sat up all night, but i have stayed up until 2am and gone to sleep with my phone under my pillow in the hopes that someone would call.

Saved IM conversations?: yeah - if someone says something particularly spectacular, i'll save it for potential book fodder (man! the word of the day today must be fodder or something!)

Saved e-mails?: see above. i also have to save a bunch of emails from work in case of future issues with students, professors, documents getting lost, etc.

Made out with JUST a friend?: made out, no. kissed, once.

Used someone?: of course - we all use people in some way or another. it is a sad inevitability in this world.


Your good luck charm?: i don't have one

New fav. song?: i was a pretty huge fan of the random, quirky, awkward, nerdy love songs in Juno (which I finally saw this weekend).

Last thing you ate?: a mint (promptly after having mexican for lunch)

What kind of shampoo/conditioner do you use?: i alternate b/t bath and body works moisturizing shampoo and Dove


Believe in love at first sight?: lust, sure. serious, hyperventilation-inducing attraction, of course. tongue-tied, knees get weak, i really like you feelings, absolutely. real, true love, not at all.

Long distant relationships?: things could be worse

Who was the last person you slow danced with?: brendan at joel & shannon's wedding last summer (with my fat, preggo belly in the middle)

Who makes you smile the most?: Brendan ... or maybe Jenn ... and Scout.

Who knows you the best?: Brendan and Kristi.


What did you do yesterday?: drank coffee, read my Bible, bathed Scout, went to church, got a lecture from Steve Martin about my "moderate" political views on facebook, went home, read a great book, went to the movies with kristi, made a big scene at the drive-thru about which happy meal toy i wanted, went to small groups, watched a hilariously bad classic movie, had an encounter with the premiere item, and went to sleep.

Have you ever hated someone in your family?: i'm sure i thought so on many occassions in my adolescence.

Gotten any awards?: yep. graduated with honors in high school, won a scholarship or two, graduated magna cum laude from college, and won an "excellence in poetry" award from my English dept at college.

What car/truck do you wish to have?: dodge durango. it's the cool mom's version of the mini-van. i only wish they made it in a hybrid so i could feel less guilty about it.

Good Singer?: i'd say above average, but i'm not gonna win competitions or anything

Have a lava lamp?: nope - i went through a 'dirty hippy, led zeppelin, and black velvet posters' phase in high school where i wanted one, but it never came to pass.

When you last showered?: this morning

Coffee or tea?: coffee (though tea will do in a pinch).

Are you oldest, middle or youngest?: baby

Ever been in a fight with your pet?: no - that would be insane.

Been to Mexico?: nope

Been to Canada?: no, but i've seen it (from niagra falls)

Been to Europe?: Ireland, Wales, and England

What book(s) are you reading now?: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

24. Future KIDS names?: not sure what we'll name any more girls. i mean, i like tons of girls' names, but they either don't go with our last name (aurora 'rory' allison anyone?) or brendan thinks they're too 'frilly' (lorelai) or 'progressive' (finn, fallon, hollis, etc.). for boys, however, we're fans of Julian Michael, Connor Justice, Benjamin, Tobias, and a variety of others (here's hoping the remaining four in our brood all have Y chromosomes)

29. Piercing/Tattoos?: no, but i would still like to get one of those tiny diamond nose studs (much to the husband's chagrin).

30. What are you most scared of right now?: zombie invasion. hands-down.

31. Who do you really hate?: satan. that's pretty much it.

32. Do you have a job?: sure do (technically, of course, there's nothing to DO at said job right now, so ...)

33. Have you ever liked someone you didn't have a chance with?: three letters for you:J T T

34. Are you lonely right now?: sort of - i feel kind of out of place here at the new job, especially now that a certain attention-commanding person has arrived for the afternoon.

Song that's stuck in your head right now?: the michael cera and ellen page version of "anyone else but you" and the party blower solo from hank's song mantioned in last week's post.

Have you ever gotten beat up? only by my sister.

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